Thank You County Durham Community Foundation

Thank you to County Durham Community Foundation for supporting our ‘Reach for the Stars’ Film Making Project!

‘Reach for the Stars’ caters specifically for  individuals with learning disabilities or as we prefer ‘Special Abilities’. Learners explore themes, ideas, story generation and planning in a relaxed environment. Course encourage team working both in front and behind the camera, shooting short fun scenes, which are combined to produce a finished film.

It is a great opportunity to gain confidence and new skills as well as develop friendships. Each project concludes with a film screening and awards ceremony to which  family, friends and the public are invited.


Pet Food Bank

This year has seen a 24% rise or domestic pets being surrendered to rescue charities. Animal rescue charities face more difficulty now than ever before, with many more hungry mouths to feed.

Local charities also distribute pet food donations to families in need, giving those who need the extra support in order to enable them to keep their beloved family pet in their happy homes!.

This is why we are opening a local pet food bank, so we are able to support these organisations who are struggling with the influx of abandoned animals.

Can you help by donating pet food or supplies?

If so, please bring them to the Church Office during opening hours to drop off your donation!


Vacancies for Volunteers at Cornerstones Centre for the Community/CLS Methodist Church

Do  you  have  a  few   hours  to  spare  on  a  regular  basis?

Would  you  like  to  join  our  little  army  of  Cornerstones volunteers?

If  so  we  have  vacancies  for  the following  posts: 


Helping to sell the enormous variety of bric-a-brac which is donated.  Duties include setting out the stall the previous day.  Please contact Joan Evans (tel:  0191 3881313) or email 


Helping to cook and serve subsidised lunches.  These lunches are open to all the community.  Please contact Denise Holmes or Lesley Walton (tel:  0191 3881313) or email 


Helping to make and serve teas and coffees.  The coffee mornings are open to all the community.  Please contact Denise Holmes or Lesley Walton (tel:  0191 3881313) or email 


             Make Lunch is an hour of activities for families during school holidays, followed by a hot meal for families and volunteers to share together.  Volunteers could help prepare the meal, run activities for the children or chat to the adults.  Contact Neil Garlick (tel: 07855 386292) 

All these posts are as part of a friendly team working on a rota basis, usually once a month (except for the ‘Make Lunch’ team).  It’s an opportunity to meet people, make new friends and to be of service to the community we live among.

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Cornerstones – A Journey of Faith

A little booklet entitled  ‘CORNERSTONES  –  A  JOURNEY  OF  FAITH’  has been produced.  It tells the story of Cornerstones from its unlikely beginning because of a leaking roof to the thriving entity it is today.  It tells how the Church members worked very hard to raise the funds to build our beautiful suite of premises,  the official launch of Cornerstones in 2010, and how it has grown and developed over the years since.  If you’d like a free copy of this fascinating booklet, copies are available at the Church Office.

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